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FIFA World Cup 2006 - Germany Italy Triumph

Report:

Italy have claimed a fourth World Cup via a penalty shootout after a fiercely even contest finished 1-1 after extra time. »

Report: Brilliant Germany finish Third at home

Two spectacular strikes, and a deflected third from Bastian Schweinsteiger were the main highlights of the playoff for third place between Germany and Portugal ... »
Report: Zidane penalty downs Portugal

France has booked itself a place in the World Cup Final and defied football pundits around the globe following a thrilling win over an exciting Portuguese outfit in Munich. »
Report: Italy stun hosts Germany

Two goals in within the space of two minutes during extra time to Fabio Grosso and Alessandro Del Piero were enough for Italy to clinch victory over host nation Germany ... »
Report: Brazilians upstaged by superb France

A Zinedine Zidane inspired France has bundled reigning champions Brazil out of the World Cup following a win in Frankfurt, continuing the Selecao’s poor record at European hosted tournaments. »

EARLIER NEWS
Report: Beckham’s Tears, Show England’s Pain
Report: Luca Toni Brace Sinks Ukraine
Report: Resilient Germans prevail
Report: Spain vanquished as Zidane stars
Report: Ghana's Dream Over
Report: Controversial finish for Australia at World Cup
Report: Australia’s World Cup Dreams Shattered
Report: Beckham special gives England victory
Report: Argentina Advance in Extra Time
Report: Germany Stroll Through
Report: Ukraine through as Spain tops group
Report: Socceroos defy stubborn Croatians to reach second round
Report: Argentines top while Cote D'Ivoire leave with a flourish
Report: Portugal conquer Mexico while Iran end Angolan hopes
Report: Sweden joins England in second round
Report: Germans wrap up first, Poland overcome Costa Rica
Report: Spain through, Ukraine likely to follow
News: FIFA Clears Harry Kewell
Report: Swiss roll Togo

FEATURE AND OPINION
Australian Socceroos The End of the Road ... and the Beginning

Phill Chadwick reports, Australia should stand as one and praise the efforts of our boys despite the cruel exit, while the dream is over the quest has just begun.
World Cup 2006 Zeljko, Please Step Down

The warning signs were reported before the World Cup began, and as Paul Johnson explains, it almost cost Australia a place in the second round.
World Cup 2006 The Difference is Legends take their Chances

It wasn't bad luck or refereeing that beat Australia in Munich, it was a Brazlian side that took their chances says Paul Johnson.
World Cup 2006 Not just making up the Numbers this time

With every country now having played two games, Phill Chadwick gives his thoughts on all the big (and small) things that have caught his eye so far.
Australian Socceroos ‘Soccerwhos?’ may be closer to the mark than we thought

While it is the Tim Cahills and Harry Kewells of this world who get the recognition, Nick Mockford points out some other Australian heroes who deserve plaudits for their performances in Germany.
Australian Socceroos The Adventure Begins

Phill Chadwick reports, Asian football was given a taste of what lay ahead in 2007 after the Socceroos fought back from the brink of a loss to defeat the best on offer from the region.

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LATEST RESULTS
Semi Finals
Tuesday, July   4
Germany 0
Italy 2
Dortmund
Wednesday, July   5
Portugal 0
France 1
Munich
Play-off for Third
Saturday, July   8
Germany 3
Portugal 1
Stuttgart
World Cup Final
Sunday, July   9
Italy 1 (5)
France 1 (3)
(Italy won on penalties)
Berlin
Results ::
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Group Standings
  Group E Pld   Pts  
  Italy 3 7
  Ghana 3 6
  Czech Republic 3 3
  USA 3 1
  Group F Pld   Pts  
  Brazil 3 9
  Australia 3 4
  Croatia 3 2
  Japan 3 1
  Group G Pld   Pts  
  Switzerland 3 7
  France 3 5
  Korea Republic 3 4
  Togo 3 0
  Group H Pld   Pts  
  Spain 3 9
  Ukraine 3 6
  Tunisia 3 1
  Saudi Arabia 3 1


WORLD CUP NEWS

Magnificent Socceroos edged out by Brazil

Croatia and Japan all square in Nuremburg

Ghana leave Czech’s Gobsmacked

Brazil v Australia Preview

Argentines and Dutch qualify in scintillating fashion

England battle for win, Sweden kill off Paraguay

Neuville earns Germany three points

Ukraine feel Spain pain while Tunisia, Saudis draw

Brazil earn narrow Berlin victory

No go for Togo while France disappoints

Italy and Czechs do the business

Supersub slams home two for historic Socceroo victory

Robben magic dazzles Serbia and Montenegro

Portugal down spirited Angola

Argentina hold on against a brave Ivory Coast


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